Having more women in leadership

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October 20, 2017

Women make up just 22 percent of CEOs and less than 20 percent of corporate boards of directors. The executive female talent gap is real, and that’s why it’s critical to champion women throughout their careers.  

Having more women in leadership helps our economy grow strong and our communities become even more vibrant.

In Iowa, we’re fortunate to have a public-private initiative called the EPIC Corporate Challenge. EPIC stands for “Economic Potential for Iowa Companies and Communities.” Last year, Nexus and Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) brought the initial concept to me. The EPIC Corporate Challenge helps companies track how they’re growing leadership for women at all levels.

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